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Donna leads a small R&D team, discovering innovative solutions to problems in diverse fields such as energy, robotics, and wireless sensor networks. For twelve years, she also led the non-profit organization she founded in 2001, Leave a Little Room Foundation, building schools, hospitals, and housing in developing countries. She was previously president and CEO of Freshwater Software, which she co-founded and led to become an industry pioneer in e-commerce server monitoring and management. Her career before Freshwater included engineering leadership roles at US West Advanced Technologies, Apple Computer, and IntelliCorp. Donna earned a BS in 1980 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and has completed graduate studies in computer science at Carnegie-Mellon University and Regis University. Donna holds eight engineering patents, and has been honored by the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Girl Scouts of Colorado, and the Cure d'Ars Catholic Community of Denver. She was also featured in the PBS mini-series "Science and the American Dream". Donna and her husband David live in Denver, CO. She is a member of the 1998 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.